I have come across a winter collection that I really love…. Nordic Pines by Bazzill Basics Paper… and was inspired to design a layout for Canadian Scrapbooker’s December Sketchy Challenge.

BabyOfTheFamily and her sweet friend surprised me by asking for photos outside during a blizzard! What?  I don’t have to beg? Ha. 

Here is Sue Sykes‘ wonderful sketch:

I sure don’t like winter, but strangely I always enjoy creating winter layouts! I think I was also inspired by the amazing landscape at the scrapbook retreat where I was working on this layout.

Isn’t the Nordic Pines colour palette awesome? 

The Bazzill package of paper snowflakes worked perfectly as embellishments, along with the Kraft “Edge” card stock strips:

There were 3 different snowflake shapes:

I outlined the title with my American Crafts white Galaxy marker to make it stand out more on this cool piece of chalkboard patterned paper and added some stitching with red embroidery thread.

 My Stampin’ Up! paper piercing set helped with all my stitching:

I also did some cross-stitching to enhance the homespun patterns and the tiny cross-stitched stag heads:

I stamped and cut out this stag using a Sizzix stamp/die set.

I just love that Bazzill pleated paper ribbon!  Just pull it out of the package, and you have a really pretty embellishment.  Easy!

At this busy time of year, it’s so nice to use a collection that helps your layouts come together quickly and easily.  

If you need some inspiration with your designs, click HERE to visit the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Gallery.

7 Comments on Nordic Pines from Bazzill Basics Paper

  1. Miae
    December 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Kelly that is a beautiful collection! Love the neutral colors with the red….you show it off so sweetly with the layout! And wow, that is a gorgeous photo of the red barn and snow…you have an eye! Merry Christmas to you and your family Kelly…gotta get it out there early, it’s fast approaching!

  2. Lynn
    December 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Fabulous layout! Love the photo ( and you didn’t have to beg for it? BONUS). Awesome details..and love how you worked with the sketch!

  3. Cindy Gay
    December 11, 2013 at 3:23 am (3 years ago)

    A very classy Christmas layout!

  4. Nancy
    December 11, 2013 at 6:30 am (3 years ago)

    Fantastic page, Kelly! Those papers are wonderful and I love what you’ve done with them! :o)

  5. Cathy Caines
    December 11, 2013 at 7:01 am (3 years ago)

    Oh Kelly, I have a photo that I bought of a red barn similar to your photo with the reflection of the Bluehose in the window. Amazing and I can see how you would get inspiration. Fabulous!

  6. Sandra D
    December 11, 2013 at 11:03 am (3 years ago)


  7. Sharon Fritchman
    December 13, 2013 at 3:53 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Kelly! Just stopping by to see how you are doing and to wish you and your wonderful family a happy holiday season! Looks like you are enjoying it! I LOVE winter but hate when it is too cold. We are having frigid temps right now. I hope it warms up just a bit! Anyway, I absolutely love your beautifully designed page and great photo of your dd and her friend! And the photo of the barn is spectacular. I really like how you captured the reflection of the tree and sky in the window! Simply awesome! HUGS to you!!!!!


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